Watching the news this morning with the close run American election and sketching Mitt Romney and Barack Obama from the video footage, not a very precise art I admit, I at least have some idea of what they look like and what they stand for.
Anyway the drawing of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama above with all its faults, what would be the point of copying a photograph after all, leaves plenty of room for criticism, which bits of who I got wrong why Mitt’s ear appears to be falling off and so on. But despite the lack of colouration which would have been a dead giveaway I find I don’t have say who is who.
In ten days time however we are supposed to be electing a Kent police chief, in England and Wales we are supposed to be electing 41 police chiefs and I find I don’t really know who any of the candidates are or what they stand for.
I guess if I could find video footage of any of the Kent candidates stating their cases and sketched them, then no one much would be able to criticise the sketches as they wouldn’t know if they were right or wrong.
Now I guess this doesn’t present a problem for most people who vote along party lines, as they will presumably vote either Conservative or Labour without looking at the candidate, but as a floating voter I am beginning to wonder what I am supposed to do. anyone got any ideas?